Disagreed but all fair. They have plenty of money coming off books and the "woe is me, the Sox are now cheap because they traded Betts" trope is tired. They will spend what they can, it's just a matter of being smart/dumb and who is out there. They add Bauer and everyone regresses to the means, they're right back in the mix.Strongly suspect we'll see 2021 season without any major deals being signed (biggest likely to be JBJ for a 2 year $25M) with an eye towards the midseason to decide if they will be buyers or sellers again (parts like Chavis, Arroyo, Benintendi, Martinez)...... but I suspect 2022 will be the arrival of the next 5 year wave.
Edit: Obviously Sale is a huge ?, but I suspect ERod would have been ok to go had it been a normal season; frankly I think they just told him it was a wash when he got sick, but thats just mho)